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Events

Palm Springs has many events that come around every year at the same time. Here is a list of most of them. Check the websites to confirm exact dates. For a daily calendar of local events, check here.

January

Palm Springs International Film Festival

January 5-16, 2023 – A star-studded award gala kicks off a week of new film screenings and events. Directors and stars host many Q&A panels after the movies. 

Oasis Music Festival

January 26-29, 2023 – An all-genre festival with performances that will take place throughout the City of Palm Springs.

February

Tour de Palm Springs

February 11, 2023 – A charity bike ride with class and distance categories for every skill level. 

Intersect Palm Springs

February 9-12, 2023 – A weekend-long contemporary art show at the Palm Springs Convention center, with a VIP gala on Thursday night.

Modernism Week

February 16-26, 2023 – A celebration of Palm Springs rich mid-century architecture and all things “modern”. Featuring home tours, parties, and a great three hour city tour on a double decker bus. 

Riverside County Fair and Date Festival

February 17-26, 2023-  A large county fair with rides and food booths, with an emphasis on the local date harvest. If you’ve ever had a hankering to try deep fried foods on a stick, this is your chance!

Int'l Bear Convergence

February 23-27 2023 – A four day event for gay bears and admirers, with pool parties, pop-up shops, and concerts.

McCormick's Collector Car Auction

TBS late February 2023 – Held twice a year, in February and November, a weekend celebration of amazing cars. Take one home!

March

BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament

March 10-19, 2023 – Acclaimed tennis tournament with celebrity sports figures in Indian Wells. The tournament is a Masters 1000 event on the men’s tour and is a WTA 1000 event event on the women’s tour. 

Desert Open Studios Art

March 18-19 & 25-26, 2023 – Free, self-guided tour of Coachella Valley artists and their studios.

El Paseo Fashion Week

March 17-23, 2023 – A fashion show that highlights avant-garde designs and top designers from the fashion world. With exclusive trunk shows, runway events and parties. 

Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival

March 24 – 26, 2023 – Tasting event with more than 60 restaurants and 40 wineries, breweries and distilleries. Music, classes, and more. 

April

Indian Wells Arts Festival

TBS early April 2023 – Jazz music, cocktails, and the works of over 200 artists. At the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. 

Opera in the Park

TBS early April 2023 – A free Sunday event with some great up-and-coming opera singers. It’s often nice weather for a day in the park, but bring some shade or purchase a VIP ticket.

Coachella Music Festival

April 14-16 & 21-23, 2023 – Huge two-weekend music and art festival in Indio, with events and parties in the area in between weekends. 

Stagecoach

April 28-30 2023 – Like Coachella Music Festival but with country acts, mainstream or relatively unknown ranging from folk, mainstream country, bluegrass, roots rock, and alternative country.

May

White Party

May 12-14, 2023 – Weekend-long gay dance party with multiple events, pool parties, and celebrity headliners.

June

Palm Springs Restaurant Week

TBS mid June 2023 – Dozens of restaurants in the Coachella Valley participate with special 3 course pre-fixe menus. A great time to try out a new restaurant. 

Splash House

TBS mid June 2023 – Poolside parties with DJ’s, hosted by multiple hotels. 

ShortFest Film Festival

TBS late June 2023 – International festival of short films with screenings, panels, and Q&A’s by the actors and directors.

August

Splash House

Two weekends: Mid-August 2023 – Poolside parties with DJ’s, hosted by multiple hotels. 

September

Cinema Diverse

TBS – Late September 2023 – LGBTQ+ Film Festival featuring films, filmmakers, and other forms of LGBTQ+ art and live performances.  

The Dinah

TBS – Late September 2023 – Five-day weekend getaway and music festival catering to the lesbian community. Featuring pool parties, night entertainment, live concerts, comedy shows, and sports.

October

Modernism Fall Preview

Oct. 13-16, 2022 – A scaled down version of the big February Modernism Week event. A good chance to do the bus tours and some home tours and parties without the crowds.

Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours

October 8/9 & 15/16 & 22/23, 2022 – Three weekends of open homes and studios in the hi-desert from Morongo Valley to Twentynine Palms. If you like the high desert area, this is a great chance to meet some locals and see some great (and not so great) art. 

November

Palm Springs Gay Pride

November 4-6, 2022 – A celebration of the LGBT community featuring a free festival downtown with booths, food, and entertainment. Parade is Sunday down Palm Canyon. Everybody welcome. 

La Quinta Art Celebration

November 10-13, 2022 – Artists, gourmet food court, cocktails and live entertainment. 

McCormick's Collector Car Auction

November 18-20 2022 – Held twice a year in February and November, a weekend celebration of amazing cars. Take one home!

Palm Springs Wine & Food Experience

November 19, 2022 – Tastings and cooking demonstrations from local chefs.

December

Palm Springs Festival of Lights

December 3, 2022 – Fun and very popular Christmas parade through downtown Palm Springs. Some restaurants offer premium seating on their patios. 

International Tamale Festival

December 3/4, 2022 – An outdoor festival in Indio celebrating tamales. From sweet to savory. Look for the booths with the longest lines to know which are best.